Gently tailored and relaxed fit
Inverted box pleat in back
Gently ruched shoulder and balloon sleeve
Hidden button-front placket
Designed in California and responsibly made in Shanghai
Materials & Care
77% tencel 23% linen
Machine wash with confidence — this only gets better with time
Size & Fit
Kristen is 5’9” and wearing a size small
Fit is true to size
I'm delighted with the Chelsea dress and am wearing it everywhere! I'm 5'8" and 150lbs with slightly wide hips and shoulders, and I usually wear a medium or size 10. I ordered the Chelsea in Medium (I usually order small for Tradlands button ups, but sized up to allow for my hips) and am very happy with the fit! The sleeves are a little long so I cuff them once for a perfect fit. As always with Tradlands, the fabric and quality of construction are top-notch.
I have been looking for a shirt dress that looks good on me and hangs well. This is the One. The fabric is beautiful, and even though it is heavier, thanks to its composition, it is very comfortable, even in the AZ summer. The length is great, hitting right at my knee (I'm 5'8"), and the medium is a perfect fit. I've got a big butt but smaller shoulders and waist, and it isn't too tight at my hips. It's really gorgeous. I tried it with a belt and without, and it looks polished without looking stuffy. I also tried it buttoned halfway over skinny jeans, and it also looked amazing. The craftsmanship is lovely, just as I would expect from Tradlands. Really really love it.
I really love the styling of this dress, and am wearing it alone as well as over leggings or jeans. It works with flats, booties, sneakers…really versatile and the color is rich and lovely. BUT, on my dress, the placket covering the buttons is weirdly sewn at the top, so it folds and buckles and won’t lay flat. I’ve tried ironing it, but because of the stitching, it just creases it oddly. If it were further down the placket, instead of at the top, I probably wouldn’t even notice it. I won’t return because I’m in Canada and already had to pay (non-refundable) duties to import it - and I’ll just live with it. But it’s unfortunate, for the price point, that’s it’s not quite perfect.
Wonderful item with great quality fabric. I ordered this piece as a final sale so I wasn’t able to return it based on the fit. I have a big bottom and the lower half of this dress is a bit problematic for my body type. Still very pretty, I will have to experiment with some styling ideas.
I purchased the Chelsea in XS. I am 5’ 1/2 and 130 lbs. The length was perfect for my frame and the fit was perfect except that is it slightly tight across my shoulders in the back. The dress has some heft to it and might be a bit heavy for the heat of the summer but is perfect for the spring. Very comfortable to move in.
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